Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To deprive of sensation; benumb.

Part of speech: adjective

Without feeling; torpid; benumbed.

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Usage examples "numb":

  1. By the time the boat came back to Hall's, his arms were so numb that he could hardly tell whether his oar was in or out of his hand; his legs were stiff and aching, and every muscle in his body felt as if it had been pulled out an inch or two. - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
  2. His shoulders, with no warmth except the thin shirt- sleeves to cover them, began to sting, then ache, then grow numb. - "The Shagganappi", E. Pauline Johnson.
  3. Half- numb, half- maddened, my days are strife. - "Sword Blades and Poppy Seed", Amy Lowell.